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All We Want to Say

This is the first national inclusive research project conducted in Ireland.

This project aimed to find out:

      • what life is like for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland
      • how the lives of people with intellectual disabilities could be better.


      This project was done in collaboration with:

      • National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID), Trinity College Dublin
      • University of Ulster
      • Co- researchers with intellectual disabilities throughout Ireland and supporters.

Last updated 09.09.13

Part 1

Life in Ireland for people with Intellectual Disabilities

Blank, i.e. alt=""Co - researchers with intellectual disabilities conducted focus groups in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to find out what life was like for people with intellectual disabilites.

Click here to download a PDF of the All We Want to Say Study Report

All We Want to Say: Life in Ireland for people with Intellectual Disabilities Report (2009) (PDF 3.58MB)

Click here to watch a DVD about the All We Want to Say project

All We Want to Say DVD

Part 2

All We Want to Say. People with Intellectual Disabilities Presenting Research Findings in Ireland.

The second part was about presenting the findings of the All We Want to Say project.

Examples of presentations

The Walkinstown Research Group present the findings of the All We Want to Say project at Walkinstown in July 2010.

The Walkinstown group presenting the All We Want to Say findings

The second part of the All We Want to Say was also about working with committees to bring about change.

These are the findings of the second part of the All We Want to Say:

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All We Want to Say - People with Intellectual Disabilities Presenting Research Findings in Ireland (2010) (PDF 8.59 MB).

Telling people what we found out


We made presentations of how we did the All We Want to Say study and what we found out.

We launched a report and DVD at the NIID, Trinity College, Dublin on Monday December 14th, 2009.

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All We Want to Say: Life in Ireland for people with Intellectual Disabilities Report (2009) (PDF 3.58MB)

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Members of the All We Want to Say Project have a group photo at the NIID, Trinity College. They are holding All We Want to Say Study Reports and the DVDs.
Edurne talks to the audience at the launch of the All We Want to Say at the NIID, Trinity College.

Members of the All We Want to Say project making a presentation about the DVD at the NIID, Trinity College.
Members of the 'All We Want to Say' project presenting at the DVD & executive summary launch

We launched a second report at the NIID, Trinity College, Dublin on Friday December 17th, 2010.

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All We Want to Say - People with Intellectual Disabilities Presenting Research Findings in Ireland (2010) (PDF 8.59 MB).

Conferences

We have presented about the All We Want to Say project at two conferences:

15th World Congress of Inclusion International


When: June, 2010
Where: Berlin, Germany
Presentation Title: 'Doing Inclusive Research: Strategies to work with co- researchers with intellectual disabilities'
Presenters: Edurne García Iriarte, Marie Wolfe, Roy McConkey, Darren Chadwick, Patricia O' Brien.

IASSID European Conference


When: October, 2010
Where: Rome, Italy


Presentation 1:


'Two More Steps in Inclusive Research: Disseminating and Using the Findings'
Presenters: Edurne García Iriarte, Patricia O'Brien, Roy McConkey, Darren Chadwick, Ger Minogue, Kathleen Ryan and Marie Wolfe.

Presentation 2:


'Working With Committees Using Inclusive Research to Effect Change'
Presenters: Edurne García Iriarte, Patricia O' Brien, Roy McConkey, Darren Chadwick, Kathleen Ryan, Marie Wolfe and Gerard Minogue.

For more information, please contact Edurne García Iriarte at iriartee@tcd.ie